Sarasota, FL, United States
About Meg Pierce
Meg Pierce grew up in the Buffalo area. With an MFA from Pratt Institute she continued to do art as well as teach art on Long Island. Her art has always been about nuances and a certain kind of meditative serenity that is derived from a skilled and patient process. The unique work of recent years features stitchery, vintage fiber, sewing pins and other found objects as well as acrylic paint and media. (The fabrics and threads are totally coated and fused with the paint and canvas and can be wiped with a damp cloth.) This body of work creates a complex visual experience that combines a deep personal expression with a contemporary aesthetic.
A graduate of the College of New Rochelle, she went on to gain a Masters in Art and Art Education from Columbia University, NY, NY and a MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. She was a teacher of art the Herricks Schools, New Hyde Park, on Long Island from 1969-2001 and found teaching to be an extraordinary source of energy and pride.
Residencies include: Hambidge Center for Arts/Georgia, September 2016, Brush Creek Foundation/ Wyoming, January 2016
Millay Colony for the Arts/ New York, September 2014,
Weir Farm/ Connecticut: Artist in Residence, February 2012
John Ringling Towers (Sarasota) Individual Artist Award: Visual Art 2010
Hermitage Artist Retreat/ Fine Art Society of Sarasota Residency 2010
Other studies in art include the Vermont Studio School, Johnson, VT, Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Idaho and the Oxbow Workshop, Saugatuck, Michigan, as well as study abroad in Italy and China and India.
Her latest work has been mixed media collage and painting in acrylics featuring vintage fiber and found objects.
She has shown widely in the NY area, as well as recently at Florida CraftArt St Petersburg, FL, Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art+Design, Sarasota, FL, Harmony Gallery, Sarasota, FL and Art Center Sarasota, FL. Meg now lives and works in Sarasota, Florida.
Future Shows: Towles Court Art Center, Sarasota, FL
Craftart St . Petersburg FL
Art Center Sarasota “A Delicate Balance” Lyon / Pierce October 2015
Selby Gallery Ringling College of Art+Design. Sarasota, FL “ Defining Abstraction” July 2015
Fine Art Society Sarasota “Creators + Collectors 2015 Tour” Galleria
Florida CraftArt St. Petersberg, FL Retail Shop (ongoing) 2015
Art Center Manatee Bradenton, FL “Who we are” Jan 2015
Artspace Gallery Anna Maria, FL “Round About” Feb 2014
University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC “Mending-New Uses for Old Traditions” March 2014
Harmony Gallery Sarasota, FL “Recent Work”(solo) Feb 2013
Urban Alchemist Brooklyn, NY “small stories” July 2012
Selby Gallery. Ringling College of Art+Design. Sarasota, FL “Florida Artist Group” May 2012 (H.M.)
Morean Art Center St Petersburg FL “Upcycled” Dec-Jan 2012
Maitland Art & History Museum FL “Florida Artists Group” Sept 2011
Chautauqua Institute, NY “54th Contemporary Art” July 2011
Selby Gallery. Ringling College of Art+Design. Sarasota “WCA Juried” (Merit Award) May 2011
Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art. Published by University of South Florida 2011
Bolivar Art Gallery “Inaugural Exhibit” Sarasota, FL
Big Arts, Sanibel Island, FL“FLAG Symposium” Jan 2010 (Award Winner)